First City UC students can expect to master the basic principles of engineering, science and technology by the end of this one-year programme (three semesters).
During Foundation classes they will also be educated on the social and ethical implications in the field of science, engineering and technology.
This programme equips students with strong fundamentals and skills for either Engineering or Computing. Students study modules that are focused to ensure their progression towards obtaining a professional qualification in Engineering or Computing. They will also be trained to use relevant industrial hardware and software necessary for their progression to our bachelor’s degree programmes in Engineering or Computing.
The Foundation in Engineering Science & Technology Programme objectives are to:
Equip students with a solid foundation in analytical techniques, design procedures and study skills to ensure a smooth transition into our degree programmes
In addition, the programme aims to equip students with interpersonal and communication skills in a group working environment, which is especially important as they will need to familiarise themselves with assignments in a lab setting during their Bachelor Degree studies.
Furthermore, students are taught problem-solving skills and are able to attend talks by industry experts
In order to to hone their problem-solving skills, they will be given scenarios that will require critical thinking skills. Starting from the second semester, students will be given the option of choosing the Engineering or Computing pathway.
Those who choose the Engineering pathway will be exposed to subjects such as Mechanics, Applied Physics and Engineering Mathematics while the Computing pathway offers subjects such as Software Design Techniques, Systems Analysis and Design and Web Design.
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